The Summer of Flat Jesus
On my Facebook feed this summer I have been watching friends, fellow educators and pastors post pictures of their adventures of themselves with their “Flat Jesus.” Flat Jesus is inspired by a national school project called
Flat Stanley, based off a book written by Jeff Brown. Just as Flat Stanley has helped children with literacy and geography, Flat Jesus helps children stay plugged into the biblical message while on vacation and summer camp.
And to make sure we are giving the other heroes of the faith a fair shake, I’ve seen Flat Paul, Flat Mary, and a whole host of others. Here is a link to a download to your own
, just in case you find that you’re missing church, need another companion on your next road trip, or possibly Flat Jesus will keep you from cussing while navigating I-77, both north or south!
But I think this idea of Flat Jesus does call attention to the fact that sometimes it feels as though its hard to get to worship in summer or maybe use the summer as a break from church, or need to prepare for Sunday’s World Cup Game (GO USA WOMEN!!!) But, if you missed worship in the last couple of weeks, you’ve missed one of the most beautiful anthems sung by Genny Bosak, Colleen Bosak-Harrison, Stephanie Johnson, and Julie Pepper. You missed Pastor Larry’s sermon on Sunday that was one to write home about (Check out FB Live to watch the 11 am video!) You missed 2 brothers being baptized at the 8:30 am service.
You’ve missed time to hang out with your church family. But mostly, you’ve missed time to worship God in a corporate setting. If you can’t make worship on Sunday, maybe print out Flat Jesus or find a flat bible character of your liking and post them with you and your family this weekend to our Facebook page. Let’s see what you’re doing church family!
th of July – be safe!